Diablo III Hardcore, or, Am I Mad?

I’ve been playing more Diablo III this week, with a Barbarian who is great fun to play, wading into packs of enemies, and so much tougher than the Demon Hunter that it may as well be a different game.  Of course the various patches and tweaks have helped, but there’s more interesting loot drops too.. three Legendary items in my trip through Normal.  Though I died to Belial (not getting out of his mess quickly enough), I managed Diablo with ease, unlike when I met him with my Demon Hunter. (more…)